4 design & engineering consortia have submitted tenders for the General Consultant (GC) contract of Chennai Metro’s Line 4 after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened technical bids today.
This is a retender to provide GC services for the 26.09 km Line-4 which aims to connect Lighthouse – Poonamallee Bypass via Porur through 28 stations, 18 elevated and 10 underground, in the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project.
CMRL had originally invited EOI proposals in January 2020 and gone through the motions of the bidding process to shortlist 3 consortia in February 2021. The opening of financial bids was subsequently put on hold with the entire process getting scrapped in May-end after some of the 4 disqualified bidders were not happy with the result and evaluation parameters.
CMRL re-invited bids for the service in June with a 63 months (5.25 years) contract duration. Per the tender document, they hope to appoint a consultant by October 18 2021.
If someone is aware of all members in each consortia, then please drop a comment below or send me a message using the contact page.
- AECOM India
- AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura, S.A.U
- MM S.p.A
Update – Here’s a list with all members in each consortia
- AECOM India – Oriental Consultants Global – Nippon Koei JV
- AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura – Ayesa India – Korea Rail Network Authority JV
- MM S.p.A – Mott Macdonald – Padeco JV
- SYSTRA – Egis Rail – RITES JV
In the last round, AECOM and SYSTRA had bid together in a consortia but they’ve gone solo here. Ayesa had earlier bid in a JV with DB Engineering, KRNA and Dohwa Engineering, but am not sure if that’s still the case. Similarly, MM SPA had earlier bid with Egis Rail, Italferr and Surbana Jurong.
Brief Scope: CMRL invites online tender through E-procurement bids on Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) for the NIT No- CMRL-P2-GC-02-2021- “Selection of General Consultant (GC) for Chennai Metro Rail Phase 2 Project – Corridor 4 and part of Corridor-3&5
The GC will be selected on the Quality and Cost Based System (QCBS) method in which the winner’s selection is made through a combination of points scored after technical bid (70% weight) and financial bid (30% weight) evaluation.
This consultancy service will be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In December 2019, AIIB approved a concept proposal to lend USD 356.65 million (approx. Rs. 2700 crore) to finance a part of Line-4’s construction including support and technical assistance required by CMRL.